NEW AMBASSADOR: Britain announces new envoy to Spain

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ENVOY CHANGE: Elliot (inset) is set to take over from Manley next year CREDIT: Simon Manley, via Twitter (main), Hugh Elliot, via Twitter (inset)

BRITAIN has appointed a new ambassador to Spain after announcing that the current envoy will step down during summer next year.

Hugh Elliot, who has worked at the British government’s Department for Exiting the European Union, will take over from Simon Manley next year.

Elliot said on Twitter: “It will be a pleasure to represent Britain in Spain and when I take over next summer.”

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Manley said: “Elliot is a great friend and colleague who will be a great ambassador for our country.”

Elliot has previously worked for the Foreign Office in its Europe and Communications departments. He has also worked in Paris, Buenos Aires and for the Anglo American mining company.

Manley has served as Britain’s ambassador to Spain since October 2013. He joined the Foreign Office in 1990 and acted as an envoy for Britain at the United Nations from 1993 to 1998 and worked on Yugoslavia’s breakup.

He was also posted to the Council of the EU from 1998 to 2002 and the European Commission in 2003.

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